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Meet A Maker - Isaac Monté

30 Jun 2022

Are you in need of some artistic input or discussion partner on your project? Meet the artist Isaac Monté in his exhibition Prosthetic X  for a creative consultation!

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Art of Deception Tour - Learning more about the exhibition 'The Art of Deception'. Anisa Xhomaqi, Isaac Monté

Who is this for?

Are you looking for fresh insight on your artistic research? Do you need to talk through a concept, or receive some honest advice on your project? Or are you simply fascinated by fermentation, motivated by microbial communities?

During the session, you will have a 30-minute consultation with Isaac to discuss anything relating to your work: any ideas you may have, or challenges you may be facing. You can expect an honest, invigorating conversation, which leaves you with plenty of food for thought.

About the artist

Isaac Monté is a visual artist who creates design objects and installations as a reaction to social, ecological or economical problems. He uses design as a medium to transform forgotten or overlooked problems into possibilities and opportunities.

In the past Monté designed birdhouses made out of cigarette filters and a collection of masks made out of fur from roadkill. The work of Monté has been on show in a variety of museums, galleries and exhibitions around the world. "The Meat Project" is part of the permanent collection of The Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

Information

When purchasing a ticket, you can choose a time between 10:00 and 12:45.
Artists/Students discount 7,50€ | Full price 10€
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

The consult takes place outside, please dress appropriately. 

For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Read our ticket terms and conditions here.

Loneliness is a threat for the ageing population. Those experiencing loneliness experience higher health risks such as heart disease, cognitive decline and depression. Social isolation can be overcome by initiating conversations and reaching out to others, and fostering connections with like-minded people around you.  This prosthetic is programmed with the wearers' interests. When approaching someone with a shared interest, it starts to flicker to draw attention to the wearer and attract and encourage conversation. It is inspired by peacock feathers, impressive displays conveying the wish to communicate and connect. Since it is placed on the top of the head, it serves the additional aesthetic purpose in that the wearer doesn't have to worry about losing hair or a receding hairline.  Materials: Glass fiber/LED's/Custom made electronics By: Isaac Monté

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Anemone Movement - PX III – Stimulating daily activity This prosthetic consists of five elements placed on the eyebrow, and is intended to signify and encourage active living. Under the recommendation that we move and take ∼8000 steps a day, this prosthetic responds to steps and movement and 'opens up', incentivising the wearer to keep reaching new goals.  Each time the wearer has reached a new goal, a new element lights up. At the end of the week, the wearer could have five shining elements, showing the wearer's vitality.    materials: UV… Monica Monté, Isaac Monté

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Catching Waves - PX VI – Signaling exposure to radio waves This prosthetic is worn on the earlobe and feeds on radio waves, growing and shrinking depending on the intensity of waves surrounding the wearer. We are continuously exposed to a wide range of electromagnetic radiation: radio waves from Bluetooth, microwave ovens, WiFi, 5G and GPS. Small, invisible particles are transmitted through the air, making the lives we live today possible. However, the long term impact on health of this is still unknown and requires further research.  This prosthetic… Monica Monté, Isaac Monté

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Sun Vibrations - PX V – Signaling UV exposure and vitamin D uptake This prosthetic, worn around the finger, indicates when the wearer is within or outside the safe zone of healthy sunlight and UV exposure. Nature fails in this respect - our only indication we have have suffered sun damage is a colouration of the skin, which for many is a quality deemed worth the damage incurred. But never before have so many people suffered from skin cancer, now the second leading type of cancer. At the same time, UV exposure is important for the production of vitamin D, which… Monica Monté, Isaac Monté